Get Involved Canada

action to advance health promotion across Canada

We are always looking for volunteers to take on leadership roles. All skill levels welcome!

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with other HPC members and build your skills as a health promoter – no matter what career stage you are at.

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us.

HPC Recognition Awards

The HPC 2018 Recognition Awards offers the opportunity to elevate health promoters at various stages in their careers and celebrate those who are making significant contributions in the field of health promotion across Canada.

To complete the nomination process for the nomination application process for the Health Promotion Canada 2018 Recognition Awards requires the completion and submission of:

1) Recognition Awards Nomination Form

2) Two letters of support from professional and/or academic sources

– 250 word max per letter

– Only electronically prepared letters will be accepted (No handwritten letters)

– Letters should be submitted to the following email address: hpcrecognitionawards@gmail.com

– Letters should be addressed to: “Health Promotion Canada Recognition Awards Committee”

Please note that both this Nomination Form and the two letters of support must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete and advance in the review process.

Award categories include:

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award recognizes health promoters who have an exceptional track record of professional achievements, display exemplary personal leadership qualities, and exhibit strong potential for making future contributions to health promotion in Canada or globally.

  • To be eligible for this award nominees must have less than 7 years of professional experience
  • Up to 5 Rising Star Awards will be presented

Mid-career

The Mid-Career Award recognizes health promoters who have an exceptional track record of professional accomplishments, a history of progressive advancement in leadership and/or management roles, and demonstrate a strong professional commitment to advancing the promotion of health in Canada or globally.

  • To be eligible for this award nominees must have more than 6 years of professional experience
  • Up to 3 Mid-Career Awards will be presented

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes passionate and visionary health promoters who, during their lifetimes, have made substantial contributions to the promotion of health. These distinguished individuals through their health promotion work have promoted health and health equity among communities thereby empowering Canadians to achieve full life potential.

  • To be eligible for this award nominees must have more than 25 years of professional experience
  • The award nominee can either be working/volunteering/studying, or have recently retired
  • Up to 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented

Organizational Achievement

The Organization Achievement Award recognizes creative, bold, and passionate organizations that embody the core values, beliefs, and ideals of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. These organizations have made significant contributions to addressing issues of health equity in Canadian communities through, for example, advocacy, programming, policy development, or community development.

  • To be eligible for this award nominees must be either an educational institution, non-profit/non-governmental organization, provincial or federal government department/agency, consultancy, or private sector firm
  • Up to 2 Organization Achievement Awards will be presented

Team/Group

The Team/Group Award recognizes passionate and innovative individuals who through their collaborative efforts have made significant contributions to addressing issues of inequality and health equity in Canadian communities through, for example, advocacy, programming, policy development, or community development .

  • To be eligible for this award nominees must either be currently working/volunteering/studying within an Educational institution, non-profit/non-governmental organization, provincial or federal government department/agency, consultancy, or private sector firm
  • Not all members of the team/group need to be health promoters (multidisciplinary team/groups are encouraged to apply)
  • Up to 2 Team/Group Awards will be presented

Student Award (NEW!)

The Student Award recognizes outstanding students currently studying health promotion at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Recipients of this award will have an exceptional academic track record, demonstrate exemplary personal leadership qualities both in the classroom and off campus in health promotion initiatives, and exhibit strong potential for making future contributions to health promotion in Canada or globally.

  • To be eligible for this award a nominee must be currently enrolled (either part-or full-time) at Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Up to 2 Student Awards will be presented to undergraduate students
  • Up to 2 Student Awards will be presented to masters’ students
  • Up to 2 Student Awards will be presented to PhD or postdoctoral students

The Nomination Form (en français) and two letters of support must be submitted by October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.

Recipients of the awards will receive a complimentary 2018 HPC membership, and be recognized at HPC’s Annual General Meeting on December 3, 2018.

HPC Mentoring Program

Looking to mentor or be mentored?

Interested in learning a new skill, gaining hands-on experience in a new area, or to simply enhance your portfolio in health promotion?

HPC is currently working on a national mentorship program to meet the needs of those who wish to contribute as a mentor or to gain health promotion knowledge and/or experience as a mentee.

The program aims to match interested candidates with professionals within their province, who can work together in achieving their mentorship/menteeship goals.

Please fill out the survey (en français). HPC members and non-members are welcome to contribute to the survey. This will help us in gathering data to move forward in building an effective mentorship program.

Survey closes September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.